Such small votive objects were dedicated in temples or small shrines by devotees of different deities. This example shows the very common horned type, with Greek-style architectural elements: doric columns and capitals, and cornices bearing dentils. There are two sphinxes in relief on the lateral horns of the altar with a figure of standing Harpokrates between them. This structure reflects the monumental altars dedicated in important religious centers like that built by Alexander the Great in Alexandria.
Date: 2nd century AD
Provenance: Kafr el-Shiekh governorate